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Birth Certificate Registration

Birth registration is the process of recording a child’s birth. It is a permanent and official record of a child’s existence and provides legal recognition and identity to the child.

Under the Civil Registration System (CRS) of India, the registration of births is mandatory. The Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 (RBD Act) makes the registration of birth, death and stillbirth compulsory across the country.

A birth certificate is an important government document that certifies the time and place of birth of the person. As per the Birth Registration Act, 1969, it is mandatory to register the birth of every person. You can get a Birth Certificate Application online as well as offline.

The chief registrar and district registrar in the state is responsible for issuing birth certificates. Birth certificates are used as primary records to avail of various services like admission in schools and for voter ID cards, Aadhaar cards, and other legal procedures.

What is the Birth Registration Act, 1969?

In India, it is mandatory to register the birth and death of every person. There is a structured system for birth registration that is regulated under the Birth Registration Act, 1969. A Birth Certificate is issued by the Municipal Corporation/Municipal Council in urban areas whereas a birth certificate is issued by Tehsildar at the Taluka and in the village, it is issued by the Gram Panchayat Office.

As per this Birth Registration Act, it is mandatory to record the birth of all persons in India in the prescribed form with the concerned state governments within 21 days of their occurrence.

How to Apply for a Birth Certificate Application?

To register a birth certificate, you have to visit the Municipal Authorities within 21 days of the birth of the child. Once you go to the concerned office, collect the Birth Certificate application form, ask them how to fill it, collect all the details, fill them correctly and then submit it.

Or for saving time and effort you have eSahayak, where you can download the Birth Certificate application online at your fingertips. 

In eSahayak, you just have to answer few questions, and your birth certificate application form is ready, after downloading the form you just have to submit it to the nearest concerned Office with your Original Documents.

Who issues the Birth Certificate?

The birth has to be registered with the concerned local authority, which issues the certificate.

For instance in Delhi, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the New Delhi Municipal Corporation or the Delhi Cantonment Board would issue the birth certificate. In the urban areas, Municipal Corporation or Municipal Council issues the certificate. In rural areas the Tehsildar or the Gram Panchayat Office issues it.

Step by Step Procedure to Apply for a Birth Certificate Online?

Step 1: Select your State/ UT and click on Generate Now Button.

Step 2: Read the procedure of that particular State/ UT

Step 3: Click on Generate Now again and a form will appear on your screen. Just answer few questions and our system will automatically fill all the required details in your form.

Step 4: Make the payment and download your pre-filled form.

Step 5: Print that form and attach the required documents given on the last page of the form.

Step 6: Submit it to the concerned authority of your area.

What are the documents required for a birth certificate?

Parents birth certificates, marriage certificate of the parents, proof of a birth letter from the hospital or nursing home, parents identity proof.

How long does it take to get a birth certificate in India?

It usually takes up to seven days for the authorities to issue a birth certificate.

How to apply for a birth certificate late?

  • The period for applying for a birth certificate is within 21 days of a child being born. However, if due to some reason, parents fail to register the child within the stipulated time, they have to pay a late fee (in case registration is done within a month). This is possible under the Delayed Registration provisions prescribed under Section 13 of the Act.
  • Beyond 30 days but within a year, a birth is registered with the written permission of the authority and on payment of a late fee. An affidavit needs to be produced too.
  • Beyond a year, birth can be registered only by the magistrate after the birth date has been verified.

Frequently Asked Questions

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